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Funeral on Friday for tragic Lisa Orsi who died from altitude sickness on Indonesian trek

By Chris Kilpatrick

The funeral of a young woman who fell critically ill in Indonesia will take place this Friday.

Lisa Orsi collapsed on February 20 and never regained consciousness. Life support was withdrawn last week and 22-year-old Lisa's organs were transplanted.

Her parents said the Londonderry woman had left "a massive footprint" on many lives. They revealed the donation of her organs could save the lives of more than 40 people.

In a touching message to Lisa's friends and family in Derry and across the world, Sharon Orsi said: "I would like to say thank you for your lovely words about Lisa, our baby; your compassion has been overwhelming and given our family so much strength.

"As you all know, Lisa has moved on, but not without leaving a massive footprint on all our lives.

"Lisa loved life, she wanted to see what was round the next corner and, if there was someone standing round the corner, she would stop and talk to them; that person probably would have went home and said that today they met an inspiration."

In her Facebook post, she said Lisa "donated nine parts of her loving self". "What a thing to achieve in life," she added.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Trench Road in the Waterside area of Derry, with burial afterwards at Massmount Cemetery, Fanad, Co Donegal.

Tests carried out showed that Lisa had suffered extreme altitude sickness.

Her parents, who flew from Derry to be with Lisa, were told the tests showed no signs of activity in her brain.

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